CPD

CPD

CPD and short courses

We are a leading provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) medical courses in the region. We offer a wide range of short courses for healthcare professionals, delivered by specialists in the field, providing the most up-to-date knowledge in specific areas of interest.

Upcoming courses

Please browse the list of available courses below, then follow the link to apply directly online.

Confidence in musculoskeletal medicine

Wednesday 26 June 2019, 9.30am - 5.30pm

Yorkshire Sports Medicine Clinic, David Lloyd Clubs, York

Musculoskeletal problems are one of the most common presentations in general practice. A significant proportion of these relate to sports related conditions. This one day course, endorsed by BASEM (British Association of Sport and Exercise medicine) and facilitated by GPs with a specialist interest, will provide a comprehensive introduction to sports medicine.The day will include sessions on anatomy, examination and case-based management suggestions and will be aimed at increasing clinician confidence in dealing with sports related problems in surgery as well as signposting to additional treatment options.


Key benefits

  • Case based discussion
  • Examination and diagnosis
  • Common conditions
  • Key anatomy
  • Revision of anatomy
  • GP facilitated
  • Management including key exercises to be shown in primary care


Course convenors

Dr Dane Vishunbala – GPsi MSK, Sport and Exercise Medicine Doctor, Chief Medical Officer Basketball England, Club Doctor York City FC and York City Knights Rugby League

Dr Craig Zalecki  - GP with special interest in Musculoskeletal Medicine and Exercise Physiology.  Team doctor for GB Basketball Women’s team and Leeds Rhino’s Academy.


Fees

  • £140: GPs (£125 for RCGP member and Hull York Medical School Clinical Tutors)
  • £120: GP Registrars/Nurse practitioners

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Dermatology Update

Wednesday 30 October 2019, 10am - 4.45pm

Loxley Building, University of Hull

Skin problems are one of the most commonly encountered areas in British general practice, and can be as challenging to manage as they can be satisfying.

This comprehensive one day course, suitable for GPs, nurse practitioners and other advanced practitioners working in primary care, led by local dermatology specialists, will advise and update on the most commonly encountered dermatological conditions.

Using a mixture of presentation and case-based discussion it will increase knowledge and confidence for primary care clinicians in how to diagnose and manage the wide variety of skin complaints that present in general practice.


Key benefits

  • A chance to share and reflect on current dermatology practice
  • Practical advice from local specialists
  • Opportunity to discuss real world cases
  • Advice on who and when to refer


Course conveynors

  • Professor Shernaz Walton – Hon. Consultant Dermatologist, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust; Honorary Professor of Dermatology, Hull York Medical School
  • Dr Simi Sudhakaran - Speciality Doctor, Dermatology, Castle Hill Hospital; GP Partner
  • Dr Simon Carruthers – GPSI in Dermatology, East Riding Community


Fees

  • £140: GPs (£125 for RCGP member and Hull York Medical School Clinical Tutors)
  • £120: GP Registrars/Nurse practitioners

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Confidence with hand and wrist injections

Wednesday 20 November 2019, 1.30pm – 5pm

Loxley Building, University of Hull

The majority of joint injections, with the exception of hips, can be undertaken in primary care. This can mean reduced referrals, less inconvenience for patients as well as satisfaction for the treating clinician.

This half day course will help GPs and other health professionals to assess patients with hand and wrist problems and where appropriate, to treat them with confidence in the surgery. Delegates will have access to prosections and models in the anatomy department and the opportunity to practice injection techniques.

Course covenors

  • Dr Alan Walker – GP and ex Anatomy Lecturer
  • Mrs Kirsty Smith - Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner
  • Mrs Sarah Rayner - Senior Orthopaedic Practitioner

Fees

  • £105 GPs (£95 for RCGP members and Hull York Medical School Clinical Tutors)
  • £90 Hull York Medical School alumni/ GP registrars/physiotherapists/nurse practitioners and other ACPs working in primary care

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Managing medically unexplained symptoms in primary care – a practical guide

Wednesday 29 January 2020, 9am – 5pm

Hull York Medical School, University of York

Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) are an everyday part of working in general practice but can be a source of stress to both patients and clinicians alike. This one day workshop aims to give GPs and Advanced Clinical Practitioners the opportunity to reflect on their experiences in dealing with patients who have MUS. It will include communication and management strategies which give clinicians the tools and confidence to help their patients (and themselves) deal with chronic symptoms for which there is no identifiable organic cause.

This will be an interactive day consisting of a mixture of short lectures with the main emphasis being small group work and case-based discussion. There will also be facilitated examples of clinical/patient interactions.

Course convenors

  • Stella Morris – Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist
  • Marie Acton – Psychotherapist
  • Doug Ma – Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist

Fees

  • £140 GPs (£125 for RCGP member and Hull York Medical School Clinical Tutors)
  • £120 Hull York Medical School alumni/ GP registrars/Advanced Clinical Practitioners

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Cancellations and change of attendee

If you book a place on a course but you are unable to attend, we will refund your fees as follows:

  • If you give more than 30 days' notice: 90% refund
  • If you give between 15 and 30 days' notice: 50% refund
  • If you give fewer than 15 days' notice: no refund
  • Change of attendee £25

Occasionally, we are unable to run an advertised course because of an insufficient number of delegates or for other reasons outside our control. If this happens, we reserve the right to cancel the course. When you book one of our short courses, we will contact you at least one week before it starts to confirm that it is running. We advise not to make travel and accommodation arrangements until you receive this confirmation.